Herbert picked for France against Goffin-led Belgium
France captain Yannick Noah selected Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Lucas Pouille, Richard Gasquet and Pierre-Hugues Herbert to face Belgium in the Davis Cup final in Lille this weekend. The France team was announced by the French Tennis Federation on Twitter ahead of the draw for the face-off against a Belgian team led by David Goffin. Gasquet, ranked 31st in the world, comes in for Nicolas Mahut, who with Herbert combined to win the 2015 US Open and the 2016 Wimbledon doubles titles. Herbert's inclusion comes despite the 26-year-old suffering a back injury which caused the doubles pair to forfeit their last group match at ATP Finals in London last week. For Belgium, seventh-ranked Goffin is joined by Steve Darcis, Ruben Bemelmans, and doubles specialist Joris de Loore.